KitKat, Capitol Hill’s resident Instagram cat, has been missing for three weeks.
Edward, KitKat’s owner and a resident of Capitol Hill, first reported her missing via the Instagram account he created to follow her escapades around Seattle.
“She loves to be outside with a ferocity and a passion,” Edward tells CHS. “She’s just an extraordinarily friendly cat.”
In the post, he said that KitKat had not returned home for a few days and asked that anyone with information about KitKat’s whereabouts let him know. Edward got some responses: one person reported seeing her at the intersection of 12th Ave and E Olive St, and another said they had seen her roaming without her collar. However, those reports were two and a half weeks ago and Edward says he has not heard anything since.
KitKat is a three-year-old tabby/Bengal mix and has been an outdoor cat for her entire life. Edwards says often he would get several concerned calls from people who thought KitKat was lost when they found her roaming in the city.
“On a weekend night I would get three to four calls from people who were concerned about her,” said Edward. That’s when he decided to install a GPS tracker in her collar and create the Instagram account to record her adventures using the tag #kitkattravels.
Edward says that KitKat has roamed everywhere, including the insides of other people’s apartments through windows the unsuspecting homeowners left open. In her travels, KitKat collects notes on her collar from the people who’ve encountered her, many of which Edward then posts on his Instagram.
While KitKat has been gone overnight before, this is by far the longest time she has been away from home.
Edward says that although he’s been doing the standard things like checking the pound and the deceased animal reports and putting up fliers, he suspects that her collar fell off and someone took the extraordinarily friendly cat home, thinking she was a stray.
Anyone who has seen KitKat roaming Capitol Hill without her collar should let her owners know by contacting the @kitkatseattle Instagram account.
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